Robert E. Lee and His Children
Virginia Louise Lee

Notes
[Chapter 7]

1. Long, Memoirs, p. 439; F. Lee, Gen. Lee, p. 129.

2. R. E. Lee, Recollections, p. 170; Bradford, Lee the American, p. 255.

3. Wayne Whipple, The Heart of Lee (Philadelphia: Geo. W. Jacobs Co., 1918), p. 202; Mason, Pop. Life, p. 345.

4. Riley, Lee After Appomattox, pp. 74–75.

5. R. E. Lee, Recollections, pp. 179–184; Freeman, R. E. Lee, Vol. IV, pp. 215–218; Riley, Lee After Appomattox, pp. 9–10, for facsimile of letter of acceptance, also Washington College Catalogue of Officers and Alumni (hereinafter referred to as W&L Cat.) (Baltimore: John Murphy & Co., 1869), pp. 17–18. For a historical sketch of the college see Henry A. White, Robert E. Lee and the Southern Confederacy (New York and London: G. P. Putnam & Sons, 1902), pp. 433–437, the author was a professor of history there, and W&L Cat., 1888, pp. 1–28.

6. Jones, Reminiscences, pp. 118–119, p. 179, R. E. Lee to Rev. S. D. Stuart, 23 Jan. 1866; Freeman, R. E. Lee, Vol. IV, p. 296.

7. Ibid., pp. 203–204 (Pardon was never granted, op. cit., p. 207).

8. R. E. Lee, Recollections, pp. 184–185.

9. Ibid., p. 187; Howe, “G. W. C. Lee,” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (Oct. 1940), XXXXVIII, 315–382.

10. Bradford, Lee the American, p. 265; R. E. Lee, Recollections, p. 189.

11. Ibid., pp. 191–192, R. E. Lee to Agnes Lee, 26 Oct. 1865.

12. Ibid., p. 204; Henry Boley, Lexington in Old Virginia (Richmond: Garrett and Massie, 1936), p. 31.

13. R. E. Lee, Recollections, p. 205.

14. W&L Cat., 1869, p. 19; Riley, Lee After Appomattox, pp. 88–89, p. 108.

15. Ibid., pp. 26, 32, 45, 72, 133; W&L Cat., 1869, pp. 62–76.

16. Preston, Lee, West Point and Lexington, p. 62 (Unversity of Virginia).

17. Ibid., p. 64 (Wharton, at the Unviersity of Pennsylvania).

18. Ibid., p. 65, estab. 1869; Freeman, R. E. Lee, Vol. IV, p. 427, Chapters IV, XVI and XXIII of this volume give an admirable picture of Lee’s accomplishments as an educator. The same audacity and originality that had made him a great general he applied to his academic career, creating such innovations as listed above, forerunners of today’s universities. A good brief estimate is the last chapter of Preston’s Lee, West Point and Lexington.

19. Quoted in Bradford, Lee the American, p. 233.

20. Boley, Lexington in Old Virginia, pp. 120–123.

21. Lee MSS, Library of Congress, R. E. Lee to J. E. Cooke, 9 Dec. 1865.

22. Bradford, Lee the American, pp. 220, 247.

23. Ibid., p. 243; Riley, Lee After Appomattox, pp. 25, 194.

24. Ibid., p. 97; W&L Cat., 1869, p. 21; Lee MSS, Library of Congress, correspondence between Lee and Corcoran regarding the Peabody Fund.

25. Ibid., Lee MS, R. E. Lee to W. W. Corcoran thanking him for support and informing him that now the church had paid off its debt it was going to undertake an enlargement!

26. Wells, Lee, Friend, p. 251; MacDonald, Mrs. R. E. Lee, p. 216.

27. Freeman, Lee, Vol. I, p. 196.

28. Ibid., Vol. IV, footnote p. 391; R. E. Lee, Recollections, p. 252.

29. Ibid., pp. 247–249; White, R. E. Lee and the Southern Confederacy, p. 454, R. E. Lee to Mildred Lee, 21 Dec. 1866.

30. Freeman, R. E. Lee, Vol. IV, pp. 344–345.

31. R. H. Lee, Recollections, pp. 176–178, 191–192.

32. Richmond Enquirer, 2 December 1867; Freeman, R. E. Lee, Vol. IV, p. 338.

33. Ibid., pp. 334–337.

34. Riley, Lee After Appomattox, p. 91.

35. R. E. Lee, Recollections, pp. 269–273; Freeman, R. E. Lee, Vol. IV, pp. 320–323.

36. Marshall W. Fishwick, General Lee’s Photographer: The Life and Work of Michael Miley (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1954), p. 28, for the last picture of Lee and which graphically reveals approaching death.

37. Edward Valentine, “Reminiscences of General Lee,” Outlook, 84 (Dec. 1906), 964–967. This article is reproduced, with slight additions, in Riley, Lee After Appomattox, pp. 146–156.

38. Edwin Mims, “General Lee’s Place in History,” Outlook, 84 (Dec. 1906), 970, says these last five years made him greater than all his military victories ever could; Freeman, R. E. Lee, Vol. IV, p. 432.

39. Ibid., pp. 503–505; Jones, Reminiscences, p. 144.

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